Columbia Journalism School to Launch New York Journalism Website

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism has announced that it will launch a new website, New York World, devoted to reporting about accountability for government operations. The project will employ around six recent graduates (we approve — recent graduates need jobs!) as well as current students and faculty.

New York World will serve both as a site, where citizens can learn more about how services are allotted and tax dollars are spent, and as a news service, providing stories, data and other information to local news providers.

Even better, the website won’t be relying solely on clicks. Because of its association with the University, New York World is funded through grants by “generous donors” that are for periods of one to three years. God bless all generous donors. The school is also planning to do some additional fund-raising to keep the project going.